Archive for April 21st, 2013

‘My first time in here!’: Highlights from Todd Rundgren’s online chat with fans today about State

‘My first time in here!’: Highlights from Todd Rundgren’s online chat with fans today about State

Todd Rundgren held an online fan chat Sunday to discuss his newest studio effort, and an upcoming tour to start in May. He’ll also hold another edition of “Toddstock,” this time celebrating his 65th birthday, in June outside of New Orleans.

Charles Lloyd – Quartets ECM Box Set (2013)

The story of Quartets, the new ECM box set covering five of Charles Lloyd’s albums, isn’t a sweeping career retrospective; it would take at least twenty discs to sufficiently do that for this tenor saxophonist whose become a lion in jazz over a fifty year span. Instead, this is about a second act.

Alanis Morissette – Live at Montreux (2013)

Maybe no song in this forthcoming live set so perfectly illustrates the contentment and joy that the now-married new mother Alanis Morissette seems to enjoy now as does “Thank U,” her set closer at Montreux last year.

Flotsam and Jetsam – Ugly Noise (2012)

After 1995’s Drift, Flotsam and Jetsam seemed to do just that — drift off the musical map — with a series of disappointing records and a couple of long hiatuses between records. Then came 2010’s The Cold.

Gordon Hauptfleisch (1954-2013): An Appreciation

Gordon Hauptfleisch (1954-2013): An Appreciation

Having spent some of his earliest years just a mile down the road from where the Beach Boys grew up, the late Gordon Hauptfleish had a special way of capturing California’s flaxen past, always describing it with real force and wisdom.

Steely Dan Sunday, “Medical Science” (1994)

Steely Dan Sunday, “Medical Science” (1994)

<<< BACKWARD (“Lies I Can Believe”) ||| ONWARD (“Babylon Sisters (Live)”) >>> *** STEELY DAN SUNDAY INDEX *** Walter Becker and Donald Fagen have complementing talents — that’s a major reason of what made their partnership such a success — but there’s some overlap too, and one of the things they are both big on is making their songs groove.

One Track Mind: Black Sabbath, “The End of the Beginning” from 13 (2013)

A day after fans heard the first single from Black Sabbath’s upcoming 13 project, the band debuted a second song, “The End of the Beginning,” live in New Zealand.